The biomechanics of horse jumping have been researched over the past 15 years, with previous studies focusing on linear kinematics. Elements of those studies have included characteristics of gait , limb positions , movement of the Center of Gravity (CoG) at jump takeoff and landing  , and reaction forces at takeoff . Clayton  […]
Winter rest is commonly recommended to aid in re-growth of spring forage in horse pastures. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of previous grazing method [continuous (CON) vs. rotational (ROT)] on recovery of pasture production following a period of winter grazing exclusion. Pasture forage yield, persistence, and quality were assessed monthly […]
–This study aimed to evaluate population parameters and to describe the genetic diversity of the Lusitano breed in Brazil using pedigree data. Two populations evaluated: total population (TP) containing 18,922 animals, and reference population (RP) composed of a part of TP containing 8,329 animals, representing the last generation. The generation interval (10.1 ± 5.1 years) […]
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